Dizziness Almost Every Day, Is It A Symptom Of Hypercholesterolemia?
Good evening Doctor, nice to meet from me Daughter, I want to ask, my husband often even almost every day always feels dizzy, or has pain in his head, every time he lies down then the pain goes away but when it’s time we eat either morning lunch or dinner for sure The pain in his head recurred again, I want to ask, what are the characteristics of cholesterol? Then what is the handling like because my husband is very difficult to persuade to the hospital. thanks.
Hello Princess Eka,
Hypercholesterolemia is an increase in cholesterol levels in the blood. When accompanied by an increase in LDL, triglycerides, and a decrease in HDL can be referred to as dyslipidemia. The causes are divided into primary (genetic / hereditary) or secondary caused by other disorders such as hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, steroid use, diabetes mellitus, etc.
Hypercholesterolemic states generally do not cause symptoms. However, there can be cholesterol deposits on the skin on the eyelids (xanthelasma) or yellowish deposits containing cholesterol in other parts of the body (xanthomata). Hypercholesterolemia can increase the risk of atheroma formation in blood vessels that can constrict blood flow. If the atheroma plaque is released and clogs the coronary arteries, the heart can cause a heart attack. When a blockage in the blood vessels of the brain can cause a stroke.
Diagnosis of hypercholesterolemia is usually through anamnesis (history of hypercholesterolemia in family members, history of heart disease or previous heart attacks, daily diet), physical examination (overweight, presence of xanthelasma or xanthomata), and must be supported by checking total cholesterol levels in the blood. tall one. Treatment is usually carried out by changing the lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle, reducing the intake of foods containing saturated fat, exercising regularly at least 30 minutes 5 times per week, reducing body weight to ideal body weight, not smoking, and administering statin drugs, drugs. bile acid binder.